|Class 8||Thursday, February 20|
(I'm trying to fill in our class notes so that you guys will have good material to study from. I figured I'd start with the most recent session.)
Reading Assignment #5
Please read Maynard Solomon, Mozart: A Life, pp. 285-300
Mozart and the Concerto
We started with the "Jenamy" concerto (still incorrectly called "Jeunehomme" most of the time), No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
First movement was our example of an (almost) typical sonata-form movement with double exposition.
Second, slow movement is a very dramatic and sad passage in C minor.
The third movement is a somewhat bizarre sonata-rondo with a minuet inserted into the C section.
Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
This is from the later, Vienna years. Opening movement is a mellow and elegant sonata form.
For the middle movement I changed things up and showed some choreography by Antonin Preljocaj.
Then your final movement is another high-energy sonata-rondo.
Finally, we shifted to a look at "light" music for parties.
Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major, K. 361 "Gran Partita"
I meant to play the pretty third-movement adagio...
...but I played the intro to the first movement instead. Oh well. Then I successfully played the seventh movement, a happy and anxiety-free rondo.